List of unreleased Warner Bros. animated shorts

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Following is the list of the Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry animated short subjects proposed by either Warner Bros. Cartoon studio in the 1930s-1960s or Warner Bros. Animation in the 2000s. In 1945, Bob Clampett planned to direct a Looney Tunes cartoon that would fictionalize the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a dog but when Roosevelt died the project was abandoned.[1] In the 1950s, Friz Freleng pondered the idea of a one-shot cartoon that would combine Marilyn Monroe's life with the fairytale of Snow White but this project was also shelved when it was deemed too similar to Monroe's own personal life.[2] Not all abandoned Looney Tunes shorts were one-shots as Looney Tunes comprises several sub-series such as Bugs Bunny, Pepe Le Pew and the Road Runner, to name few. It is no surprise that not all planned sub-series didn't get off the ground, and many of them ended up either not being produced at all or being reworked into one-shots. Some of these sub-series were Keystone Kops, Rapid Rabbit and Quick Brown Fox, Corn Plastered, The Eager Beaver, Canyon Kiddies, etc. None of these went so far as to have individual titles mapped out.[3][4]

In 2003, Warner Bros. Animation had plans to return to making Looney Tunes shorts but after the box office failure of Looney Tunes Back in Action, Warner Bros. canceled several short projects while still in development as executives saw that interest in slapstick humor and traditional animation was vanishing. Most of these cartoons were in production under the hands of Larry Doyle in terms of Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies shorts and Joe Barbera in terms of Warner Bros. and the popular cat-and-mouse duo, Tom and Jerry.[5]

Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies - 19 titles[edit]

  • It is unknown who directed the following Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
  • LT = Looney Tunes
  • MM = Merrie Melodies
Title Series Characters Notes
A Jolly Good Fala MM Canceled in 1945
Marilyn Monroe/Snow White project LT or MM Canceled during the mid-1950s
Executive Tweet LT Sylvester, Bird, Ghosts Canceled in 2004
The Pig Stays in the Picture LT Porky, Porky's family Canceled in 2004
A Very Daffy Christmas LT Daffy, Elves Canceled in 2004
What's Hip, Doc? LT Bugs, Elmer, Supermodel Canceled in 2004
Jenna Elfman voiced the supermodel
Full Metal Jackass LT Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner Canceled in 2004
Bada Bugs LT Bugs, Daffy, Two Mobsters Canceled in 2004
It was speculated that the mobsters were actually Rocky and Mugsy
Slacker Quacker LT Porky, Daffy Canceled in 2004
Scheme Park LT Porky, Porky's family Canceled in 2004
Beach Bunny LT Bugs, Beach Bully Canceled in 2004
Brendan Fraser voiced the Beach Bully
Meat Me in Chicago MM Cow Canceled in 2004
Deep Sea Bugs LT Bugs, Sam Canceled in 2004
Baseball Taz LT Taz, Minor League Team, Rival Team's Monkey Canceled in 2004
Dancing Pepe LT Pepe, Chipmunk, Chipmunk's friend Canceled in 2004
Daffy Contractor LT Daffy, Porky Canceled in 2004
Reaper Madness LT Granny, Grim Reaper Canceled in 2004
Duck Suped LT Daffy Canceled in 2004
Guess Who's Coming to Meet the Parents LT Bugs, Squirrel, Bugs' parents Canceled in 2004

Tom & Jerry shorts - 9 titles[edit]

  • All Tom and Jerry cartoons were directed by either Joe Barbera or Spike Brandt (albeit the latter shorts were actually completed without the participation of either of the two) and also completed as part of Tom & Jerry Tales.
Title Characters Notes
Joy Riding Jokers Tom, Jerry, Spike, Toodles Galore Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Way-Off Broadway Tom, Jerry, Spike Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Feeding Time Tom, Jerry, Spike Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Cat Got Your Luggage? Tom, Jerry Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Bats What I Like About the South Tom, Jerry Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Cry Uncle Tom, Jerry, Uncle Pecos, Auntie Spinner Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Prehisterics Tom, Jerry, Mrs. Two-Shoes Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Dino-Sores Tom, Jerry Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales
Tomcat Jetpack Tom, Jerry, Spike, Droopy(cameo) Completed in 2006 as part of Tom and Jerry Tales

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